Have you ever felt the weight of an invisible cloak at work?
It's a struggle that cuts deep, especially for those of us battling the fear of public speaking or trying to find our voice in spaces dominated by others. I've been there, and let me tell you, it's more than just a challenge; it's a soul-deep ache.
I want to share a piece of my heart with you because I know what it's like. It's not just about public speaking fears; it's about feeling unseen, unheard, and quietly battling the shadows that wrap around us.
But here's the secret magic that helped me break free from the silence.
1. Slow Down, Breathe, and Listen –
Embrace Your Authentic Voice 🌬️
In the hustle of the workday, take a moment. Inhale the courage to be yourself; exhale the fear that holds you back. Trust your senses, and let your words flow from the most authentic part of you. It's not just about finding your voice; it's about honoring it.
2. Acknowledge and Be Seen – The Power of Positive Connection 👀
There's a warmth in acknowledging the victories, big or small, of those around you. Spread positivity like wildfire. When you acknowledge others, you create a bond of support that goes beyond words. And don't forget yourself. Look in the mirror and recognize the strength it takes to speak up. You deserve that acknowledgment too.
3. Get a Buddy - Sharing the Weight of Silence 🤝
For those of us who shy away from the spotlight, having a work buddy is a lifeline. When speaking up feels like an insurmountable task, having someone raise their hand for you can be a beacon of courage. It's not just having someone's back; it's about sharing the load of silence and finding strength in unity.
In the end, visibility is about feeling worthy. It's about embracing the beauty within, finding the courage to shed the layers that hide our true selves, and allowing our thoughts to flow freely, like a heartfelt confession.
And now, let's cast our own spell – not Abracadabra, but authenticity!
Be yourself, dear friend. Speak from your heart, and witness the transformative magic that unfolds. You'll be amazed at the strength that emerges when you step out from behind the cloak that conceals your true brilliance.
To all those who resonate with this journey – you are not alone.
Embrace your visibility, conquer the fear of public speaking, and let the world hear the melody of your unique voice.
You are deserving, you are seen, and your heart's song is worth sharing. 🌟💖
Lynn Kirkham- Yes You Can Speak- Public Speaking Coach